AERA Highlights - June 2023
AERA Highlights - June 2023

June 2023


AERA President Tyrone Howard Discusses the 2024 Annual Meeting Theme
In a new video, President Tyrone Howard discusses the importance and aims of the 2024 Annual Meeting theme: “Dismantling Racial Injustice and Constructing Educational Possibilities: A Call to Action.”

AERA Speaks Out on Supreme Court Decision on Use of Race in College Admissions
Today the U.S. Supreme Court made it harder for higher education to achieve student equity and inclusivity, but avenues remain open and higher education must seize them. Read more

Submissions Sought for 2024 Annual Meeting: Deadline July 31
AERA encourages submissions for participation in the 2024 Annual Meeting. Read more

Opportunity for On-Demand Access to 2023 Annual Meeting Content through Year’s End
AERA is offering on-demand access to 2023 Annual Meeting content for those who did not register for the place-based or virtual components of the conference. Read more

AERA Names 2023–24 Congressional Fellows
AERA has named two individuals as AERA Congressional Fellows for 2023–24. Read more

AERA Announces 2023–24 Minority Dissertation Fellows and Travel Awardees
AERA has announced the 2023–24 recipients of its Minority Dissertation Fellowships and Travel Awards. Read more

AERA to Offer Course on Text Classification with Qualitative Evidence on July 11—Register Now
The 2023 AERA Virtual Research Learning Series continues with another course on July 11. Read more

Countdown to Deadline for 2024 Annual Meeting Submissions!

AERA Nominations Sought

AERA Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2024 Elected Officers: Deadline September 7
The AERA Nominating Committee seeks recommendations of candidates for AERA-wide offices. Read more

Nominations for 2024 AERA Awards Due October 12
AERA seeks nominations for the 2024 AERA Awards. The nominations deadline is October 12, 2023.


Voices from the Field

Spotlight on LGBTQ Education Researchers
To celebrate 2023 Pride Month and to honor the work being done by education researchers on LGBTQ issues in education, a new series of videos spotlights AERA members Ed Brockenbrough, Karen Graves, Bryce E. Hughes, Kristen Renn, Mario I. Suárez, and their research, the inspiration for their work, and advice for aspiring scholars.

Superintendent Nathan Schilling Offers Advice to Education Researchers on How to Engage and Collaborate with School Leaders
AERA member Nathan Schilling is the superintendent of Lansing School District 158 in Lansing, IL, a continuing adjunct professor in the Educational Leadership program at Concordia University Chicago, and program chair for AERA SIG 97–Research on the Superintendency. Read more

Headshot of Nathan Schilling

Research and Science Policy News

NSF Releases Public Access Plan 2.0 on Ensuring Access to Federally Funded Research
During the week of June 5, the National Science Foundation released its Public Access Plan 2.0. Read more

IES Issues Guide for Researchers Conducting Implementation Research
On June 27, the Institute of Education Sciences published Conducting Implementation Research in Impact Studies of Education Interventions: A Guide for ResearchersRead more

Debt Ceiling Deal Includes Caps on Spending for FY 2024 and FY 2025
On June 2, President Joe Biden signed the Fiscal Responsibility Act, which prevented the U.S. from default by suspending the debt ceiling through January 1, 2025. Read more

Beyond AERA

Visit the Beyond AERA webpage for professional advancement opportunities from other organizations, including calls for papers and submissions, meetings and conferences, and other activities.

In Memoriam

AERA members who have recently passed away

Ronald Heck, 71, died on January 11. He was a professor and chair of the department of educational administration in the College of Education at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Heck served as an associate editor of the American Educational Research Journal and was a member of Division A—Administration, Organization, and Leadership and Division H—Research, Evaluation, and Assessment in Schools. Read more

Dawn M. Horton, 63, died on April 30. She was an assistant professor in school counseling and associate director of the Center for School Counseling Outcome Research and Evaluation in the College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Horton was a member of Division E—Counseling and Human Development. Read more

Patricia A. Somers, 73, died on March 10. She was an associate professor in the department of educational leadership and policy in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. Somers was a member of Division I—Education in the Professions, Division J—Postsecondary Education, and Division L—Educational Policy and Politics. Read more 

AERA in the News

Recent media coverage of AERA and AERA-published research

Race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action in college admissions: The research
The Journalist's Resource, June 29

Supreme Court Rules Against Affirmative Action at Harvard and UNC
Entrepreneur, June 29

Bills to end merit pay, paycheck protection for Michigan teachers head to Whitmer’s desk
Michigan Capitol Confidential, June 29

Backlash against restorative discipline is growing as behavior breaks down
District Administration, June 28

Study: Small number of teachers double racial discipline gap
K-12 Dive, June 26

Study: Small Number of Teachers Account for Half of Racial Discipline Difference
Diverse Issues in Higher Education, June 20

Targeting Training to Just a Few Teachers Could Help Cut Racial Discipline Gap in Half
Education Week, June 16

School's out for the summer: Prevent vacation learning loss with these techy tips
USA Today, June 15

How to Avoid Summer Educational Slide
Northern Virginia Magazine, June 15

Opinion: For most students, ‘test-optional’ doesn’t quite mean ‘test-optional’
Los Angeles Times, June 14

Does Performance-Based Teacher Pay Work? Here’s What the Research Says
Education Week, June 12

Opinion: How Technology Can Help Reverse The Decline In College Enrollment
Forbes, June 5

Opinion: Leaving my home: The next chapter in my education
The Union, May 31

Race-neutral alternatives to affirmative action in college admissions: The research
The Journalist's Resource, June 29

More AERA in the News

AERA Highlights is published by the American Educational Research Association monthly to inform members and others interested in education research about the latest news and developments in AERA and in the field.

Editor: Felice J. Levine
Managing Editors: Tony Pals and John Neikirk
Contributors: Nathan Bell, Lori Diane Hill, Marla Koenigsknecht, Audrey Poe, Christy Talbot, George Wimberly, and Martha Yager